101 new psychoactive substances identified in Europe in 2014

This short report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) provides an update on new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Europe for 2014. It highlights the growth of the market over the past few years (101 new substances in 2014 compared to 13 in 2008), with a staggering 46,370 seizures by law enforcement amounting to more than 3.1 tonnes. Information is provided on what we know about harms associated with the substances and they have provided an accompanying poster/wall-chart that makes for easy reading if you don’t want to read the full report.

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